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Northborough – The Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation recently awarded the Lincoln Street School’s Parent Teacher Organization a $500 grant for learning enhancement programs. The funds were used to invite Ralph Masiello to present to several grades and share his approach and experience as an illustrator/author of many children’s books including the” Icky Bug Alphabet Book [...]
Shrewsbury – The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that more than 25,000 children under the age of 18 are injured each year in tip-over incidents. On Monday, May 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m., the Fallon Community Health Plan Information Center, White City Shopping Center, will host a free seminar, titled “Childproofing your home against furniture tip-over.” Safety [...]
Westborough-The 13th annual concert of the Vivaldi Cello Festival Orchestra will be Saturday, May 25, in the Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School auditorium, 20 Fisher St., at 7 p.m. The purpose of the event is to give local young musicians an opportunity to perform solos with a professional orchestra in a formal concert setting. Boston [...]
Westborough – The Mass. Flower Growers Association and the Mass. Landscape and Nursery Association have designated Wednesday, May 15 as “Plant Something Day” throughout the state. In Westborough, several groups have joined in on the initiative to help brighten up the town. The Westborough Garden Club will be planting items around the town’s veterans’ memorials, [...]
Northborough – With no contested races on either ballot, both Northborough and Southborough saw low voter turnout for their respective annual town elections May 13.
In Northborough, Leslie Rutan, an incumbent running for another term on the Board of Selectmen, received 293 votes. Incumbent Michelle Gillespie received 228 votes for a seat on the Planning Board. And with no official candidates running for the open seat on the Northborough K-8 School Committee, Jennifer Drohan was successful in her write-in bid, receiving 64 votes.
Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On Saturday, May 11th, the Westborough Police Department received a call from Ann and Hope in West Meadow Plaza regarding a discrepancy in one of their cash drawers. They discovered that the cash drawer was $9,900 over for the day. In investigation showed a [...]
Hudson – Most Hudson residents of Portuguese descent are from the Azorean island of Santa Maria. Several of them are musicians who were first brought together in 2002 by Manuel “Manny” Chaves. They play various stringed instruments, accordions and percussion. Two years later, a few vocalists including Juvenalia Chaves (no relation) were invited to join the musicians. Now known as Grupo das Candeias, they still meet weekly for rehearsals at the Hudson Portuguese Club.
Southborough – Clayton Ryan has been named assistant principal for both the Mary E. Finn Elementary and the Albert S. Woodward Memorial schools for the 2013-2014 school year. He is currently a behavior specialist serving both the Finn and Margaret A. Neary schools.
Southborough/Westborough – The Southborough Senior Songsters transported audiences on a musical trip down memory lane with “The ’40s Hit Parade,” presented April 26 and 28 at the Southborough Senior Center. Featuring 35 singers ages 60 to 91, the musical-comedy revue was produced and directed by Jim and Linda Duncan, of Westborough.
Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School (SHS) Speech and Debate Team hosted the second annual Evening Speech Showcase May 4 to highlight the team’s talents through student performances. Awards were also presented during the event to Karyn E. Polito, a former selectman and state representative, as well as to four SHS students.
“The football team, they’re on Shrewsbury Cable. A lot of people know about what they do, but not a lot of people know what the speech and debate team does,” event co-organizer Robert Mahowald said.